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16 new corona cases detected in Hailakandi district

A total of 16 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Wednesday

Hailakandi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Sep 2020 5:21 AM GMT

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Hailakandi: A total of 16 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 2,822. Health authorities here disclosed that all the 16 positive cases have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). 727 swab samples were taken on Wednesday.

Altogether 1,567 cases have been found positive under RAT with over 50 per cent without travel history. 2,481 persons on being cured have been released from hospitals. The number of active cases is 322. Eight COVID-19 positive patients have breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. 11 deaths at SMC&H have been declared as 'non-COVID' by the State level Death Audit Board. 115 COVID-19 asymptomatic persons are under home isolation. Of the 24,199 swab samples taken, 21,741 have tested negative. Swab results of 323 persons are awaited. The district administration has stepped up swab samples collection. 61,045 swab samples were taken under RT-PCR and RAT.40-45 mobile medical teams have fanned out to different parts of the district.

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